by Nathan Roi More than 650 young Russian-speaking people (including 50 children,) living in the United States, came to Princeton University to participate in a Limmud FSU event centered on the life and work of Professor Albert Einstein. Another 240 could not be accommodated at the sold-out event which took place from 11-13 May. 2012. The past president of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Prof. Hanoch Gutfreund, who has overall … [Read more...] about Remembering Einstein
by Nathan Roi Princeton University is considered one of the leading universities not only in the United States but throughout the world. And, for the more than 600 young Russian-speakers who descended there this past Friday to participate in the Limmud FSU conference, it was a priceless opportunity to visit the campus where so many millions of young people aspire to attend but only a few succeed. It was here that Albert Einstein, on a visit … [Read more...] about Limmud FSU Princeton: Priceless
by Michele Alperin JointMedia News Service PRINCETON, NJ - A gap remains between young Russian Jews and the larger American Jewish community, even as organizations like Limmud FSU and others work to build bridges between them. Sandy Cahn, co-founder of Limmud FSU, suggests that the only way to ultimately bring these two communities together is to continue, at least for now, having separate organizations and events for Russian Jews. “There … [Read more...] about For U.S. Russian Jewry, An Exercise in Identity
Kicking off Limmud FSU's seventh year, Limmud FSU Princeton opened this past Friday afternoon just a short hop away from Princeton University. This, the first multi-day Limmud FSU event to take place in North America, brought 650 participants (including 50 kids) together for three days of Jewish learning and exploration. The program, geared to all ages and every perspective, was organized by volunteers from the U.S. Russian-speaking Jewish … [Read more...] about Limmud FSU Einstein: A First Look
by Chaim Chesler Professor Albert Einstein is the focal point of this Limmud FSU for Russsian speakers that is taking place this weekend at Princeton University, New Jersey, the place that gave the great scientist (and many others like him) a home and a refuge after he decided not to return to Germany from a visit to the United States in 1933. Princeton is and was the crucible in which many pre-eminent Nobel prize winners, among them many … [Read more...] about The Sky is Not the Limit!